Harness racing two year old colt and gelding trotters were in town on Thursday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway to take part in the New York Sire Stakes.
Three divisions of the $53,500+ stakes races for freshman trotters highlighted the card with's Buen ( ) leading the way as the fastest among stakes winners.
Buenwas the favorite in his four horse division of the Sire Stakes after three rivals were scratched.
Coming off of a convincing, career best win in 1:58 at Batavia, Buenmoved out to the early lead in his local debut and battled major danger Home'n Dry ( ) throughout the final quarter before that one made a break late in the stretch and was subsequently disqualified from second.
Buenwas the fastest of the three winners in the 'big time' stakes races by almost two seconds.
Favored Sugarmakesmecrazy () held on to win for trainer-driver in 2:02.3 and Andy Ray ( ) pulled off an upset for reinsman and trainer with his victory in 2:01 while dismissed at odds of 17-1 in the other two big stakes races on the card.
Live racing continues at Saratoga on Friday night with a first post time set for 7:05pm.